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August 6, 1937 - August 3, 2012
To describe Marty Roelle in a few words, he was a man who devoted his life to caring for others. Marty always tried to bring out the best in everyone by giving them direction in life, by helping to establish goals and challenging them to achieve their best. Whether it was helping his daughters Cindy, Jenny and Nancy with their horse shows or cheerleading, or driving his son Rick to off-road races, Marty was always there to support and motivate them to do their best. Those traits were deeply imbedded in the kids which has made them the successes they are today. Marty carried this philosophy into community events such as the MDA fund raisers and the Covina Jr. Chamber of Commerce. He was very involved with raising and showing horses and sat on the Board of Directors for the National Quarter Horse Association.Marty supported the Catholic Church and the Lord's Table. Whenever there was a need, Marty was there with a helping hand. He was an entrepreneur from his childhood paper route to his last days at National Environmental Fiberglass where he was President/CEO. Marty and his wife, Marlene, spent 20 wonderful loving years in the High Desert.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his sister, Judy Wells and brother Chris Roelle as well as a long list of cousins, nephews and nieces, and his Aunt Betty Jane Raab. Most dear to his heart were his grandchildren: Ryan and Derek Roelle, Joe Schiavoni, Nick and Jack Rosas and Colin and Lauren Duffy as well as his great grandson Austin Roelle. He was always very proud of his sons-in-law, Cindy's husband Frank Schiavoni; Jenny's husband John Rosas, and Nancy's husband Mike Duffy. Also surviving are his sisters-in-law Carol Salton and Linda Stigberg and brother-in-law Thomas Craft.
Please join the Roelle family as we Celebrate Marty Roelle's life on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in the South Conference Room, Town of Apple Valley, 14955 Dale EvansParkway, Apple Valley, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Nov. 3, 2012